This Is It: All 23 Michigan Natives That Have Been on The Voice
There are a lot of reality competition shows that have stood the test of time.
In my personal opinion, I believe NBC's The Voice.
Here is a list of all of the talented individuals from Michigan that have been featured on the show.
Sadie Bass - Team Gwen Stefani (Bath)
Originally from Bath, Michigan, this Nashville transplant overcame her stage fright after performing "Stupid Boy" by Keith Urban on this season of "The Voice." Before killing it on stage, Sadie explained why coming on "The Voice" was important.
"The Voice" is going to be a game-changer when it comes to my stage fright. I still just have that sinking feeling. I think I've always been not confident in my singing and I think going on "The Voice" and really learning and getting that feedback is going to make a huge difference going forward."
- Team Blake Shelton (Grass Lake)
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15-year-old Brayden Lape stole the show during his blind audition. After performing "This Town" by Niall Horan, Brayden joined Blake Shelton's team.
Let's just say every other coach understood that Brayden is Blake's secret weapon. John Legend even called Brayden the 'Tom Brady' on the team.
Alena D'Amico - Team Kelly Clarkson (Shelby Charter Township)
In 2019, Alena did so well at her blind audition that Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson turned their chairs. Ultimately, she chose to be on Kelly's team. Alena is also the owner and CEO of The Beauty Gals, which is a Michigan-based traveling salon. She is a hairstylist and makeup artist.
Beth Griffith-Manley - Team John Legend (Detroit)
In season 16, Beth was coached by Kelly Clarkson and John Legend.
She captivated the audience with her rendition of Aretha Franklin's "Until You Come Back To Me."
Bradley Sinclair - Team Nick Jonas (Rockford)
During Bradley's blind audition, he performed James Arthur's classic hit, "Say You Won't Let Go." His performance made Kelly Clarkson and Nick Jonas turned their chairs. Bradley ultimately joined Nick's team. Back in 2021, the West Michigan native held two holiday shows at the Listening Room in Grand Rapids.
Brennan Lassiter - Team Gwen Stefani (Flint)
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Before Brennan hit the stage, she was prepared that she would be booted from the show.
Thankfully, Brennan shared a soulful version of "You Are My Sunshine" and ALL four judges turned their chairs begging for her to join their respective teams.
Daniel Passino - Team Pharrell Williams (New Boston)
Daniel secured his spot on Christina Aguilera's team with his performance of "Marvin Gaye" by Charlie Puth. However, the Michigan native was eliminated during the knockout round.
Thankfully, the show producers introduced the "Comeback" feature so Daniel was welcomed back on Pharrell's team.
Daniel also went to the University of Michigan for Vocal Performance and Communications.
Jonathan Bach - Team Pharrell Williams (Ann Arbor)
This Ann Arbor native joined the Pharrell team after serenading the audience with his performance of "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga.
Pharrell even praised Jonathan's voice control.
Joshua Davis - Team Adam Levine (Traverse City)
Joshua secured the third place finalist spot on Season 8 of "The Voice."
On his website, he explains his sound and style of music.
"My sound is rooted in the folk tradition, but it's not folk music. Terms like Americana, roots rock, and heartland rock come up, but there's so much more to it than that. I'm not a purist: I play with that American folk lineage, I play with those metaphors."
Karlee Metzger - Team Blake Shelton (Marquette)
Growing up in Upper Michigan, Karlee spent her younger years singing Christian music, jazz, and country on her grandparents' farm.
Karlee auditioned with Regina Spektor's "Samson" which caused Blake Shelton and Miley Cyrus to want her.
Laith Al-Saadi - Team Adam Levine (Ann Arbor)
After studying jazz at the University of Michigan, Laith was on the Season 10 of "The Voice."
Laith was also the lead singer of the Detroit Lions' pep band.
Lauren Duski - Team Blake Shelton (Gaylord)
With Lauren's blind audition, she secured her spot on The Voice by having three coaches turn their chairs. Ultimately, she chose Blake Shelton.
Lauren placed as the runner-up for Season 12.
Lucas Holliday - Team Jennifer Hudson (Lansing)
This Lansing native blew the audience away with his rendition of Kate Bush's "This Woman's Work."
While was knocked out, Lucas was brought back as Jennifer Hudson's comeback pick.
Rachel Mac - Team Nick Jonas (Romeo)
Rachel secured her spot on the show with her performance of Patty Griffin's "Let Him Fly."
Her talents took her all the way to the season's 4th place spot overall.
Rio Doyle - Team John Legend (Adrian)
Rio slayed her blind audition for Season 20 with a performance of Adele's "When We Were Young."
As a member of Team Legend, Rio continued on until the Knockout round.
Rio Souma - Team John Legend (Detroit)
Rio solidified his place on the reality competition show with his beautiful rendition of Cruisin' by Smokey Robinson.
Unfortunately, he was eliminated in the battles round after singing "You're All I Need to Get By" by Marvin Gaye.
Ryan Gallagher - Team Kelly Clarkson (Ada Township)
Ryan caused Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton to turn their chairs after his performance of "The Prayer" by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion.
Allegedly, Ryan left the show after breaking COVID-19 protocols. However, he denies this happening.
Ryan Whyte Maloney - Team Blake Shelton (Traverse City)
Ryan appeared on the show in 2014 and secured his spot on Team Blake with a cover of Journey's "Lights."
He eventually made it to Blake Shelton's Top 5 picks.
Skylar Alyvia Mayton - Team Kelly Clarkson (Ada)
The coaches had no choice but to spin her chair around after Skylar sang "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd.
Unfortunately, her final placement on the show was the Battle rounds.
Todd Michael Hall - Team Blake Shelton (Saginaw)
This Saginaw native secured his place on the show in 2020 and advanced to the Battle Rounds.
Unfortunately, he was later voted off in the show's first four-way knockout.
Tony Lucca - Team Adam Levine (Waterford)
All four coaches turned their chairs around for Tony's performance of "Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne.
Tony finished in the third place spot in the second season. Tony also got his start on The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Vance Smith - Team Christina Aguilera (Detroit)
This soulful singer had Christina Aguilera and Pharrell excited after singing "Reach Out, I'll Be There" by The Four Tops.
He was even able to sing a song with gospel singer, Koryn Hawthrone.
Zania Alaké (Detroit)
The Detroit native left it all on the floor after singing Anita Baker's classic hit, "Sweet Love."
Unfortunately, she was eliminated during the Live Playoffs.